Since the day we moved into our house I've been meaning to cover this humongous eye sore by our front entrance. I had big plans to make a wet felted wall hanging and to change it up seasonally but each attempt turned to a frustrating wet and woolly failure. So I decided to just paint something which would be much quicker and fun for a change of medium.
Even the feng shui lady who came over to help clear out some of the marriage split up tendencies the house seemed to carry (there have been five breakups here since the house was built. Like, every couple in here.) agreed that that was a good idea. She also advised me to put aluminum foil on the back of the painting and now I can't remember if that was for Smokey the Bear type safety (the circuit panel sparking the painting on fire?) or ju ju protection.
Here's the close up. I decided just to pick out some hot summer colours and swirl them all together in a choleric frenzy. Craig said "good" when I presented it to him so that got me all excited seeing him get as giddy as he could possibly get. He says it reminds him our view outside. I was going to add in some trees and flowers but decided to keep series as formless as possible for the benefit of the kids but maybe each year I'll add on if I feel inspired. Until then it's nice not to have to stare at all those marriage breaking breakers as we come down the hallway!
On a side note, check out the little copy kitten. I was taking pictures of the painting outside so he whipped out his binoculars to use as his camera. Take note of the hat. He just started wearing it and loves it. It's his new power toque. Remember when I made it for Edie? Here's a picture of her wearing it from the same angle way back in the day:
Like deja vu sometimes looking at these two. Thank you, Craigy for your beautiful, heavy-handed genes!